Did You Know?
Raspberries are known as "aggregate fruits" because they are a collection of smaller fruits, or drupelets, arranged around an unfilled middle crater.
Raspberries are part of the rose family.
Raspberries are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of folate, vitamins B2 and B3, magnesium, and potassium.
Shopping and Storage
Raspberries are extremely delicate and perishable, and should therefore be purchased no more than one or two days before use. Choose raspberries with a deep coloring that are firm. Avoid ones that are getting soft or moldy.
Raspberries should be kept in the refrigerator and will keep for one or two days. They can also be frozen after being gently washed.
Raspberries are delightful eaten plain or mixed with other berries or fruits. They can top oatmeal and cereals, be mixed with yogurt, or be used as a jam in sandwiches or on toast.